Strawberry salsa

Contributed by Benjamin Maring, MD

Strawberry salsa

The fruits of spring and summer are upon us, with fresh strawberries in our markets and stone fruit just around the corner, if not here already. While these fruits are the perfect sweet and refreshing treat in and of themselves, they are also fun to use in savory preparations. Try this Peach salsa or beautiful Orange and spanish olive salad.

When the weather starts to get a little warmer, I love making salsas. This strawberry salsa is essentially a salsa fresca made with strawberries instead of tomatoes. After all, they are both fruit, right? I like to serve this strawberry salsa with pita chips, or over fish or a bowl of black beans and rice.

Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion or shallot
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 10 cilantro sprigs, minced
  • Honey, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld. Taste for balance.
  2. Depending on the sweetness of the strawberries, you may need to adjust honey, salt, heat from the jalapeno, or acidity from the lime.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 21
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 74 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Note: Nutrition information calculated with 1/4 teaspoon salt added.